History of Facatativa

Facatativ√° is located at the edge of the Bogota Savannah Plateau and as with many other native South American indigenous cultures there is not an accurate record of the time human activity first took place in that area. Excavations have shown nevertheless that the highlands of Colombia might have been inhabited since the holocene era.

Because of its location Facatativ√° was inhabited by the Muisca people. The Muiscas lived on the Bogota Savannah and were the original population of many other neighboring towns including Colombia's capital Bogota. Just as Facatativ√°